Today's post features items from the Dandy Garden Suite of products. I was introduced to this suite of products with the launch of the January - June Mini Catalog demonstrator event last November. At that time, we used elements of this product suite to create our Make & Take projects. I have to say that I'm not sure that I would have ordered these products if I hadn't gotten my hands on the product first as I'm not a big fan of dragonflies. But I just loved the Make & Take projects that we made and realized that I could have some fun with dragonflies after all.
I needed some Thank You cards in January for on-line orders, so I decided to use the Dandy Garden Cards & Envelopes as the basis for my cards. What could be quicker than adding a few elements to a pretty card front?
A thin strip of Bumblebee background paper from the Dandy Garden 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper was adhered across a strip of Misty Moonlight background paper from the paper pack. The bottom edge of the Bumblebee strip is 1/8" above the bottom edge of the Misty Moonlight strip and the right and left ends of the two strips are flush. The two strips were adhered across the card front with the bottom edge of the Misty Moonlight strip 1-7/8" above the bottom edge of the card front.
A piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock was embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. The embossed piece was adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid adhesive with the left edge of the Mossy Meadow 5/16" from the left edge of the card front and the bottom edge 1" from the bottom edge of the card front. The wildflower image from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set was stamped on Basic White cardstock using Mossy Meadow ink. The image was die cut using the 1-7/8" x 3-1/2" label die from the Tasteful Labels dies. Bumblebee Gingham ribbon was wrapped around the bottom area of the die cut label and knotted on the front. The label was adhered at the center of the embossed Mossy Meadow cardstock using Stampin' Dimensionals.
The solid-body dragonfly was stamped on Basic White cardstock using Misty Moonlight ink. The wings shading image was inked with Bumblebee ink, stamped off on a scrap piece of paper, and then stamped over each of the dragonfly wings. The dragonfly was punched with the Dragonflies punch. The dragonfly was adhered to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals. Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush ink was brushed over the dragonfly wings.
A Ladybug Trinket was adhered to the left bottom of the die cut label below the paper strips using a Mini Glue Dot.
The wildflower image from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set was stamped at the lower left side of the inside sentiment area of the card base using Mossy Meadow ink. The Misty Moonlight paper strip was adhered across the bottom area with the ends flush to the right and left sides and the bottom edge of the strip 11/16" above the bottom edge of the card base.
The "May good things grow all year long" sentiment was stamped on Basic White cardstock and die cut using the 6-sided 1-1/4" x 1-7/8" die. The die cut sentiment was adhered over the paper strip with the right side of the die cut 1-3/4" from the right side of the card base and the die centered vertically over the paper strip.
The envelope fronts of the Dandy Garden Cards & Envelopes come preprinted with the wildflower images; so I decided to leave it as-is.
I like that the Cards & Envelopes that are associated with the Memories & More card packs are a bit larger than those we make with a half sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock. There's more room to write! The cards are 4-1/4" x 6-1/4" to accommodate the 4" x 6" preprinted cards from the card packs.
Basic White: 2-1/4" x 4-1/4", 1-3/4" x 2-1/4", 2" x 3"; Mossy Meadow: 2" x 3-5/8"; Dandy Garden 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper: 3/4" x 4-1/4", 1/2" x 4-1/4"; Bumblebee Gingham ribbon: 8"
Supplies I used to make this card
Stamps: Dragonfly Garden; Inks: Bumblebee, Misty Moonlight, Mossy Meadow, Wink of Stella; Cardstock: Basic White, Mossy Meadow; Designer Series Paper: Dandy Garden 6" x 6"; Embellishments: Ladybug Trinkets, Bumblebee Gingham ribbon; Tools: Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, Tasteful Labels dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives: Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid; Other: Dandy Garden Cards & Envelopes